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The Luna Park Chalk Art Festival originated in 2008 from an idea submitted to the North 13th Street Luna Park Business District in Downtown San Jose. The idea was to hold a festival in the district’s neighborhood Backesto Park as a way of celebrating its cultural and historical background through the arts. The festival was appropriately named after the historic baseball and amusement park that once brought visitors from all over California to the North 13th Street area for a variety of family festivities in the early 1900s. The festival in some way is a means of reviving and celebrating this historical park’s legacy by once again bringing families from all over California to this beautiful park in San Jose.

In 2012, the management for the festival was transferred from the North 13th Business District Association to a newly formed organization, the Luna Park Arts Foundation, in order for the festival to better serve its mission. The Luna Park Arts Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit. The festival committee is still dedicated to supporting the North 13th Street Business District and many business association members are still a part of the current festival committee.

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Past Events Gallery

  • 2018 Luna Park Chalk Art Festival Recap 11th Annual Luna Park Chalk Art Festival-was held on-Saturday, September 15, 201810AM to 5PMBackesto Park – San José, CaliforniaGallerySee the main galleryFeatured ArtistsSarah ...
    Posted Apr 23, 2019, 4:35 PM by Clif Gold
  • 2017 Luna Park Chalk Art Festival Recap 10th Annual Luna Park Chalk Art Festival-was held on-Saturday, September 16, 201710AM to 5PMBackesto Park – San José, CaliforniaVideoComing soon!GallerySee the main gallery ...
    Posted Apr 25, 2018, 3:23 PM by Clif Gold
  • Chalk Art at Gymnastics City/U.S. Women's Gymnastics Olympic Trials - 2016 July 8-10, 2016, the Luna Park Arts Foundation hosted an interactive chalk art mural at the Gymnastics City festival, located at Arena Green outside of the U.S. Women ...
    Posted Apr 7, 2017, 9:48 AM by Hello LunaParkArts
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